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Poster: rippley Date: Jul 21, 2010 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH

Just had my first Hollywood Bowl experience last Sat nite. That place is epic, truly a magical venue with tons of history. Pretty plain looking in daylight, but when they get the lights going-whew-and the acoustics! awesome! I can only imagine the fellas tearing it up there with the WOS.

I went for the venue as much as the bill. Saw a spectacular show there-Bugs Bunny at the Symphony.
All your favorite Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies backed up LIVE onstage by the LA Philharmonic, or the "LA Phil," as the program called it. Took the kids-loads of fun. Highlights included a "first set" ending Rabbit of Seville, and a 2nd set finale of Long Haired Hare (where Bugs brings down the Bowl)and of course, What's Opera Doc (yes, Elmer kills the wabbit). What could they do for an encore, you ask? How 'bout Ride of the Valkyries with perfectly timed fireworks!F----g spectacular

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jul 21, 2010 12:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH

Have you been to the Greek? Another awesome outdoors in the Hollywood Hills.

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Poster: rippley Date: Jul 21, 2010 12:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH

Peaked many a time in Berkeley but haven't done the LA Greek.Heard great things about it on this trip (Im in SF) so maybe next time. Nothin like a night under the stars and sweet sweet music. Plus at the Bowl its all about the picnic--folks show up 2 hrs early and you can bring your eats & refreshmens in at most shows. Nice

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jul 21, 2010 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH

Take this back 35 years ago - what you just described hasn't changed one bit. Now imagine 18,000 drug crazed hippies, I mean Dead Heads, sitting in those very same boxes and marveling at the irony of it all. White wine and roast chicken vs. peyote and tequila. :)

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jul 21, 2010 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH

Awesome. Bugs is my hero.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 21, 2010 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH

Wow. That sounds like a weawwy weawwy fun time.